By Carla Selby

If you’re searching for pain relief without relying on pain medications, and you think a chiropractor can provide the help you need, this is the most important article you’ll ready today.

Let’s be honest; choosing a chiropractor you can trust can be difficult. There are so many options out there that making an informed decision can be overwhelming. 

You may be asking yourself these questions:

“Which one is the best?” “Which one has the most success with treating sciatica?” “Is there a chiropractor who will do more than just adjustments to my spine?” “Which one will not adjust my neck if I don’t like that?” “Which one takes my health insurance?”

Here’s the thing: Every chiropractor is different, just like your specific needs, and one type of therapy doesn’t really fit all. Do not settle for someone who treats every patient the same way, find someone who will treat you as an individual.

Dr. Lane and the caring team at Lane Family Wellness, are dedicated to finding the proper healthcare solutions to target your unique needs and come up with a personalized treatment plan just for you. 

Dr. Tommy Lane is friendly, caring, and professional. He serves the Carrollwood community and the Tampa Bay area, and he has achieved what in today’s technological era seems impossible; Dr. Tommy Lane has a 5-star Google rating. Meaning every single one of his patients is incredibly happy and satisfied with the treatment received.

Here’s what a few of his most recent patients had to say:

“Best and most honest chiropractor on the planet. He has a fabulous staff too!” -Gene C.

“Having been to several chiropractors, it is just as important for me to feel comfortable and have a good client-doctor relationship as it is that the proper adjustments are made. Dr. Lane and his office are warm, inviting, and have never disappointed! Dr. Lane’s three-step approach to treatment (adjustment, utilizing machines, and ultrasound massage) is something I haven’t experienced at other practices, and has proven to provide the best healing for me! Super grateful Dr. Lane was recommended to me!” – Dana S.

“Called for my boyfriend after his car accident because he was having back and neck pain and they worked with his schedule and his insurance. The staff is friendly and wonderful. Dr. Lane is awesome! Great place to go. Would highly recommend it.” Joselynn M.

“Every time I see Dr. Lane, he makes my day so much better! Not only are the adjustments just what I need, but his bedside manner is phenomenal! He listens and works WITH you to come up with a plan of action. His staff is always friendly and willing to help in any way they can. There are also more services than just chiropractic treatment. They offer ultrasound, traction, massage and more! I highly recommend you see him!” -Jenn C

Getting Started

During your initial, no-obligation visit to Lane Family Wellness, Dr. Lane will explain the science behind how chiropractic care works, and give you a full evaluation to see if chiropractic care is right for you. 

“My first job is to find out the patient’s condition and make sure that we can help,” Dr. Lane said. If there is a good fit, Dr. Lane and his team will develop a plan of chiropractic care that is specific to your condition and health goals. “The benefits are limitless. For most, it’s getting out of pain without the use of drugs or surgery.  For others, it is getting their quality of life back and regaining their health,” Dr. Lane added.

If you have insurance benefits, Lane Family Wellness will take care of filing for you. They always pre-verify, so the patient knows exactly what the cost will be upfront.  “As a consumer and a patient, I don’t like hidden fees and waiting long times for the doctor. We have tried to create total transparency along with top quality customer service and expertise for our patients,” Dr. Lane expressed.  

If you are suffering from a spinal condition, sciatica problems, back pain, neck pain, hip pain, headaches, shoulder or knee pain, you owe it to yourself to pay a visit to Dr. Lane. If you wish to improve your mobility or just treat plain old muscular tightness and tension, don’t wait and get used to living with pain, pick up the phone and call Dr. Lane. 

Chiropractic care is divided into three major categories: emergency, rehabilitation, and maintenance. The severity of your injury will determine the frequency of care and involvement of the treatment plan. 

Preventative Care

This is often overlooked, as many patients rather wait until something goes terribly wrong or a simple ache gets unbearable, to seek professional help. Preventative sessions can help you identify early signs of problems and prevent them from developing into serious situations that can influence other parts of your body. A sore shoulder, a tight knee, or side of the hip can throw off your entire posture, putting pressure on the spine and the other half of your body trying to overcompensate. Early adjustments after a car accident can reduce the number of overall visits and relieve symptoms before they get worse.

Dealing With Minor Injuries

Minor injuries are nothing to pass on, as they could get worse and often influence our overall wellness. Nagging back pain or neck pain that you ignored after a car accident could result in bad migraines, muscle spasms, tightness, joint numbness, contributing to higher overall stress levels. It’s not about being tough and dealing with the pain, it’s about speeding up the recovery process and getting you feeling great quickly.

Severe or Chronic Pain

Most of the time, if the pain is severe, there shouldn’t be a waiting period. You should seek out help immediately so you can start the healing process and avoid having to deal with major surgery options if the pain becomes unbearable.


As someone who has been involved in several (not-at-fault) car accidents, I can tell you that whiplash should be taken seriously. Severe and chronic pain is often the result of what is known as “whiplash” after a car accident. Even minor whiplash can develop into serious injuries if left untreated. Whiplash can cause your neck and back to be extremely stiff, sore, and immobile for months because pain medicines can only provide temporary relief. I remember popping ibuprofen like they were skittles, without realizing I was only masking my symptoms. Chiropractic care was the only thing that helped me get better and live a pain-free life again.

Are you suffering from sciatica, bulging disc pain or herniations? 

Spinal Decompression is a non-surgical approach to treat these issues and more.  Deep Tissue Laser Therapy to promote cellular activity may be just what the doctor ordered to treat inflammation and pain. 

To aid in tension release and muscle spasms, you can also schedule a massage therapy session. Research shows that a good massage offers a lot of benefits including reduced your heart rate, increased blood circulation, relaxed muscles, improved range of motion and more.  Massage therapy also helps quicken recovery from injury.   

Dr. Lane Treats Everyone

Chiropractic care isn’t just for grownups. Infants, children, and adults can all experience subluxations in the spine. Infants and children can become subluxated from birth trauma, other minor or significant injuries and developmental stress. Even if your child is in excellent health, injuries from bumps, bruises, falls and spills accumulate over time and can result in joint pain, discomfort and health issues in their teen and adult years.  While most of Dr. Lane’s patients are adults, Lane Family Wellness accepts patients of all ages! “Our youngest patient was days old, and the oldest we’ve treated was ninety-seven years old,” said Dr.Lane. 

Did you know the body can help heal itself?  

Platelet Rich Plasma is a non-surgical treatment using a concentrated amount of your own body’s platelets.  These platelets stimulate healing and are used to treat various types of soft tissue sprains, strains, and muscle/ligament/tendon tears.  “I recently opened the Wellness side of our clinic in which we can expand our services for our patients,” says Dr. Lane. “We can tailor our services to their medical needs, like basic primary care, regenerative medicine or joint injections. We are trying to complete the whole circle for our patients and eliminate their issues from falling between the cracks and ultimately bettering their quality of life.” 

About Dr. Tommy Lane

Originally from Tarpon Springs, Dr. Lane attended St. Petersburg Junior College where he earned his Associate of Arts degree and played college baseball.  “Working with people and the body was always something I wanted to do,” said Dr. Lane. On a baseball scholarship, he attended Warner University where he double-majored in Exercise Science and Biology. Initially, he planned to be a physical therapist, but after hearing the experiences of a friend who interned in a chiropractic office, he changed paths to become a chiropractor. 

Dr. Lane earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree from Life University in Marietta, Georgia where he graduated with honors. After practicing at a multi-disciplinary practice for a while, he and his wife Kellie moved back to the Tampa Bay area to be closer to family. 

For Dr. Lane, giving back to the community is as important as taking care of his family and his patients. He has served on numerous community boards, served as president of the Carrollwood Business Association, Hillsborough County Chiropractic Society and Kiwanis Club of Carrollwood. Over the years, the entire staff at Lane Family Wellness has participated in multiple toy and food drives for local charities in Tampa Bay.  

A Professional Team Providing Exceptional Care

To offer the best customer experience to his patients, Dr. Lane has built a trusted staff.  “I have several key players in my office which I rely on daily, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without them,” he said. “First of all, my wife, Kellie.  She has been with me since I first decided to go to graduate school.”  Then he mentioned his “two main players,” Brittany Howe and Taylor Reinhard, who run the office day in and day out.  

Medical Director Dr. Yvette Suarez, and ARNP Nicole Demas are also on hand to provide basic primary care, regenerative medicine, and joint injections. “Both are highly skilled practitioners that are very successful in their fields,” says Dr. Lane.  

The best part of his job, Dr. Lane said, is dealing with people and their healthcare issues. “They want results, not placebos. It means a lot to me that our patients trust us with their healthcare issues and needs and that they ask us for suggestions and guidance.”

Don’t get used to living with pain, call Dr. Lane Today! 

  Lane Family Wellness is located in the Georgetown Office Park at 1323 W. Fletcher Avenue, Tampa 33612.  Call 813-968-4293 for your appointment. Visit their website at